Regulations & Standards

Australian Standard AS1318

Use of colour for the marking of Physical Hazards and the identification of certain equipment in Industry

Also known as SAA Industrial Safety Colour Code, the colours outlined in AS1318 are as follows: 

RED
Shall be the basic or background colour, used alone or in conjunction with white lettering, stripes, or edging, to identify or indicate the location of danger, fire protection equipment and apparatus, stop buttons and emergency stop controls.

YELLOW
Yellow shall be the basic or background colour, used alone or in conjunction with black for marking places where caution should be exercised and where cautionary notices of a general nature should be displayed. Yellow markings should also be used where radiation hazards from radioactive materials exist.

GREEN
Green used in conjunction with white shall be the colour used for denoting safety and for indicating the location of safety and first aid equipment (other than fire fighting equipment).

BLUE
Shall be used as the basic or background colour with white lettering for marking the following Mandatory instructions to be followed or places where it is desired to convey information of a general nature.